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Monday, January 2, 2017

What I Got For Christmas - 2016 Beauty Edition

Happy New Year everyone! I can't believe how fast 2016 flew by but it's been a great year. I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday with loved ones. I've seen so many people do this post "What I Got For Christmas" on YouTube so I figured I'd put mine on my blog. Disclaimer: this is not to show off or brag, this is honestly just to show you the new products I got that I'll be testing out for all of you. So please let me know which products you really want reviews on!

Clinique makeup removing balm & Anastasia Brow Wiz in Taupe:
Brow Wiz was obviously a restock. I literally can't live without it. The Clinique makeup removing balm however was a purchase after I tried a sample of it and fell in love. I saw Casey Holmes talk about it and use it a lot in her videos on YouTube, but I'm more of a makeup removing wipe type of girl. But this changed the game for me.
Dolce Rosa Excelsa perfume: My first ever full size perfume and I LOVE it. This smells SO good! So happy I got this :)
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Snow: I had this in a different shade previously but it was too yellow for my skintone so I'm hoping this is the right shade!
Too Faced liquid lipstick in Sell Out: This was a point perk and the size of this is actually quite generous. I'm hoping the formula is good! Have any of you tried this formula already? Thoughts?
Beautyblender heaven!!: You can never have enough beautyblenders IMO.
Sephora sheet mask collection (6): Sephora sheet masks are inexpensive and effective. I really love these. I would use one everyday if I could!
Another year of Rouge :): This year's Rouge gift was a mini NARS blush, super cute
Nicole Guerierro's Best Damn Lip Mask: I had to see what the hype was about with this lip mask. I will have a full review for all of you coming soon ;)
Tarte Maracuja Neck Treatment: I know, I know - why am I thinking about anti-aging when I'm not even 25 yet? But it's never too early to start taking care of your skin. 2017 is going to be all about skincare for me!
Drunk Elephant AHA skincare set: I received the pink one in a Sephora Playbox one month and fell in love but it's super expensive on it's own so this set made it worth it.
Marc Jacobs mini lipstick set: Marc Jacobs comes out with a mini lipstick set every year, my goal is to get them all so I can eventually have all the lipstick shades in mini form because let's be honest, I never go through a full lipstick!
Sephora Favorites Glow For It: My name was ALL over this when it came out. I love highlighters and looking glowy so this was the perfect set and it comes with so many goodies! This sold out QUICK. Were you able to get your hands on it?
Stila liquid lipstick sets: I missed out on last years sets so I didn't want to miss out again, especially with all these nudes and mauves, YES PLEASE, give. them. to. me (Desi voice)
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer: Holy grail, I will forever repurchase this. This is the first time I got the full size though. I normally get the $18 one that's like a quarter of the size of this. This bad boy should last me all of 2017!
Kylie mini liquid lipstick set: I don't know that any of these shades will look right on me, but we'll see. I'm so hesitant to wear any other color than a nude/pink lol I'm such a wimp.
NARS Velvet Lipglides: These colors are EVERYTHING and everyone on YouTube was talking about the nude one (I believe it's called Stripdown)
HUDA Beauty mini liquid lipstick sets: I'm always afraid to purchase full size liquid lipsticks with a new formula I've never tried before so these mini sets are perfect to test them out. The colors are much darker on my skintone than I would have liked, but still pretty nonetheless.
Becca Rose Quartz highlighter: OK, can I make a confession? This was wayyyyy overpriced on eBay, but I had to have it and it was sold out everywhere! But I mean, look at how pretty it is! So worth it.
Sephora Favorites Most Coveted: These always sell out so quickly because it's such a great deal. I got the one from last year too and I'm so glad I was able to get this one as well. So many great products in here!
Hourglass Palette: Another honest moment here, the packaging got me on this. I'm a sucker for anything gold or marble. The products are beautiful, too, as always with Hourglass, but the packaging was the seller on this.
Lorac Mega Pro 3: I have the first and second so it was only right that I got the third, right? Lol. plus the white and rose gold on this is STUNNING. But Lorac Pro shadows are my favorite. I don't go ANYWHERE without taking them along.
Marc Jacobs mini liquid lipstick set: Another mini lipstick set, yes. More nude lipsticks, yes. Nothing new here haha
MAC blush and highlight: A little background on this gem is the coveted Whisper of Gilt that was limited edition came back for the holidays - and left again. I believe this was from Nordstrom. I purchased both this one and the one with Whisper of Gilt and received a confirmation email and everything; however a week later I got an email from Nordstrom stating Whisper of Gilt wasn't in stock or available any longer - EVEN THOUGH I got the confirmation email. I was pretty upset originally but then realized it would've probably been too dark for my skintone anyway and this one was the perfect champagne color for me.
Mini Too Faced Candlelight Glow: I've wanted this for the longest time but didn't know if it was worth it. This is actually a mini size that I got as a point perk! I can't wait to try it.

What goodies did you get for Christmas?!

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bath and Body Works Candle Haul

Now, I'm not one to skip over Thanksgiving and jump right into Christmas. My tree isn't up yet because I want to enjoy Thanksgiving too! But when Bath and Body Works comes out with their holiday candle sale and they're $12.50 instead of $22.50, I jump on it! I really stocked up this year so I figured I would share my haul with you. I'm not sure if the sale is still on or if it's already over, but no worries if it is over because I'm sure it will come again closer to Christmas time. 

From that picture as you can see, there's a lotttt, so let's get started :) 

The first one is Sweater Weather which is one of my favssss which I why I got 2. They're in different packaging because one was from the fall and the second one is for winter. They're still the same scent though ! 

Next is Frosted Cranberry which is another fav hence why I got 2 3-wick and one baby candle. I love fruity, berry scents so this one is perfect. 

Next is Winter which is another goodie. I can't describe this scent. It's like a cool, fresh scent that just reminds me of... well, winter! 

Next up is Tis The Season, which is another one that's hard to describe but reminds me of Christmas. And look how cute the packaging details are on this one! So festive :)

Next we have Spiced Apple Toddy which I actually have the one I bought from last year burning right now and omg does this smell good. It reminds me of Apple pie. Love this one! 

The next one I purchased is Fresh Sparkling Snow. I purchased all 6 scents that I've mentioned so far last year so I knew I'd love these again for this year. This one smells exactly like you'd think it would smell like. The name says it all. 

Next is Vanilla Snowflake which reminds me of snow and baking cookies. Omg sooo good 

This one, Winter Candy Apple, I think has become my new favorite. I tie this one in with Frosted Cranberry and Spiced Apple Toddy. They all remind me of one another. 
Maple Cinnamon Pancakes - Oh. My. God. Everytime I light this I know I'm going to want to cook breakfast. This just smells like heaven ! 
This one is Spiced Gingerbread, I don't really know how so feel about this one. They had one I think it was called Frosted Gingerbread or something which I LOVED but this one I'm not too crazy about.  
I think this is a new one they came out with this year. I could be wrong but I really love this one too. This is another hard one to describe. 

I purchased the lotion in the A Thousand Wishes scent and loved it so I figured I'd try the candle in hopes that I'd love it just as much! 
Similar situation with the Black Cherry Merlot as the A Thousand Wishes scent except I got this in a hand soap scent not knowing they had a candle and this is my favorite hand soap scent so I HAD to get it in a candle! 
I've heard a lot of youtubers rave about this scent so I figured I'd pick it up to see what the hype was all about and I'm so glad I did. This was on sale since they were getting rid of fall scents and bringing in winter ones but I am definitely buying more of these next year because I love it! 
This scent in Hello Beautiful I'm going to save for spring time because that's what it reminds me of. It's like a mix between fresh and floral. 

Did any of you pick up candles from the sale ? Even if you didn't, what are your favorite scents ? 

Thanks for reading :) 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Empties Pt II: Bath & Body

Hi darlings, as promised here is my bath & body empties! I'm sure there were way more than this I just probably forgot and ended up throwing them out. 
Pictured above: 3 different scents of Bath & Body Works shower gels, 2 Soap & Glory Righteous Body Butter, 2 scents of LaVanila deodorant, Tree Hut Sugar Scrub, and Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer
Bath & Body Works shower gels: These are my favorite shower gels cause they smell so good and they usually have awesome sales that I typically stock up on. For those of you that have followed me for awhile know my signature scent is Sweet Pea. I absolutely loveeee that scent but I do also enjoy trying new ones too. I really like the Endless Summer scent, especially for vacations! I am in the market to try a different brand of shower gel though so let me know if you have a favorite that you'd always repurchase!
Soap & Glory Righteous Body Butter: I tried this on a whim because I've seen really good reviews on this and I picked it up before going on vacation and let me just say this was a God send! I got really bad sunburn while on vaca and this was the only thing that helped it and actually moisturized my skin. I went through this travel size in like 4 days so I picked up a second one. I haven't picked up a full size yet but would I? Yes!
LaVanila Deodorant: This is a healthy version of deodorant that you can get from Basically this deodorant doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, like aluminum. I personally love this brand. I did notice it doesn't last as long as I'd like it to but I keep a travel size in my purse for that reason. But I like knowing it's better for me than the other deodorants on the market so I prefer this brand. 
Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub: This specific scent smells like a vacation, literally. Like you smell it and it instantly takes you to an island. I already repurchased one of these but this time I got the one in a mango scent. It exfoliates and makes my skin feeling so smooth and it's inexpensive. Win, win and win! 
Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer: I've probably gone through like 4 of these since I started collecting my empties. I always have one of these hanging off of my purse. I'll always repurchase these cause I love the Bath & Body Works scents.

Stay tuned, next up is my skin care empties! :) 






Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Empties: Makeup Edition

I've been hoarding empty products for quite some time now between makeup, hair care, skin care and bath & body. Sometimes I threw empty products away without thinking so trust me this isn't all of
it lol. But for those of you that don't know what an "empties" post is, basically it's a post about all the products you've used up completely that are well, empty, and if you'd repurchase them. So I'm going to talk to you about these makeup products below in depth and give mini reviews and let you know if I would repurchase them! Stay tuned because I have 3 more empties posts coming your way in the other categories ! 
Pictured above: Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, Makeup Forever HD Foundation, Stila One Step Correct Primer, 2 Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencils, Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer, Urban Decay Primer Potion Eye Primer, and 3 L'Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundations
Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer: I've gone through like 6 bottles of these already. This is my holy grail primer. I have yet to find a primer to live up to this one. It just smooths out my skin and makes it feel like silk and makes my foundation just glide on. Another thing this primer is good for is making your makeup last long. I will forever repurchase this product. 
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation: I really loved the fact this foundation is full coverage and it has a beautiful satin/dewy finish. The only downfall is they have very yellow undertoned shades. I haven't tried the 2 lightest shades that came out after they launched the foundation but after seeing swatches they, too, look to be very yellow based unfortunately. I think I'll give the lighter shades a go again in the near future because I really loved this formula. 
Makeup Forever HD Foundation: I tried this foundation after MUFE reformulated it and everyone used to rave about the old formula but they weren't entirely impressed with this one and I don't blame them. It was light-medium coverage and I'm a full coverage kind of gal so I'll have to pass on repurchasin this. The only thing I absolutely loved about this foundation is the shade. It's literally my perfect shade. If I could get this shade in every brand's formula I would in a heartbeat!
Stila One Step Correct Primer: I really liked this primer as you can tell there's not even a drop left! I just felt like it evened my skin tone and corrected the slight redness I have. I didn't really notice it making a difference in the longevity of my makeup but I used this in conjunction with my hourglass primer and it made a difference. 
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz: Another one of my holy grail products. I will forever and a day repurchase this. Forever and ever amen! I've tried other brow pencils similar to this but the formulas just don't compare. This is the OG, numero uno. 
Hard Candy Glamoflauge: If you're looking for a heavy duty concealer, this is for you. I used this to cover up redness and you only need the smallest amount because it's so full coverage so this lasted me quite awhile. I would repurchase this. 
Urban Decay Primer Potion Eye Primer: Honestly I've had this for so long I think it's in my empties because it's just old and was time to toss it. I've only used it a few times and wasn't super impressed by it so I'll pass on repurchasing. It didn't really make a significant different in my eyeshadow application or the longevity. 
L'Oreal Lumi Cushion Foundation: Can you tell whether I'd repurchase this or not? Lol. This is my favorite drugstore foundation thus far. The finish is dewy but not that greasy dewy, it's medium to buildable coverage

I'll be posting my bath & body empties next so stay tuned ;)